Our Photoshoot with Ballerinas from Singapore Dance Theatre

Our Photoshoot with Ballerinas from Singapore Dance Theatre

Ballet Wedding Looks– Our latest collection features dreamy wedding gowns with a ballet inspiration. Expect elegant lace, tulle and crystal embellishments. We love the pastel color palette in our collection as well as the illusion designs. Ballerina gowns are some of the most romantic, feminine and appealing wedding dresses of the moment.

It couldn’t have been more perfect as we were able to shoot real ballerinas wearing dresses from the collection. The results were amazing and, just as we expected, the dresses didn’t wear the talented ballerinas by any means — they wore them.

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4Tulle skirts are a ballerina staple, but we can’t forget about the soft romantic details that make up the back of a dress (as seen on Ma Ni).

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A good dancer understands the importance of delighting the crowd from every angle. Embrace that philosophy on your big day by treating your guests to a beautiful view front and back. Left: Delicate cap sleeves, whimsical lace edging on the back and a breezy tulle skirt. Right (as seen on Ma Ni): The flower lace embroidered bodice and tutu skirt exudes the charm of a ballerina on stage.

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One of our favourite gowns of the season (as seen on Mai Suzuki)— it features incredible illusion paneling.

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Elevate your look with opulent details: exquisite beading, loads of elegant layers, and a wash of unexpected color. Left (as seen on Ma Ni): Short Midi dress with tiffany skirt perfect for a little white chapel ceremony and a dance-all-night reception. Right: A hidden tiffany underlay in the skirt with a beaded floral-lace bodice.

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Take advantage of the high-low skirt on these dresses by stepping into a pair of ballerina shoes or heels.

The awe-inspiring ballerinas also shared with us their stories of dedication and success.

How old were you when you first started ballet?

Mai Suzuki: I started learning modern ballet when I was 6 years old and started classical ballet when I was 8 years old.

Ma Ni: I started learning ballet since when I was nine years old.

What got you in to dancing?

Ma Ni: When I was young, I saw ballet on TV and tried to learn. My mom who saw my interest in the art then sent me to a dance class. From the age of nine, I started learning ballet at Liao Ning ballet school of China.

How has dancing benefitted you?

Mai Suzuki: Dancing has empowered me to be a source of positive energy in order to influence others around me. Audiences watch ballet performances because they yearn for something beautiful or special. This means as a performer, I need to be focused and dedicated to the art in order to pass on this wonderful and unique experience to them.

How old were you when you first went en pointe?

Mai Suzuki: I think I was 8 years old.

Ma Ni: I was in my second year at school when I first wore pointe shoes and by 10 years old, I went en pointe.

Can you tell us one of your favourite memories from dance?

Mai Suzuki: One of my favourite and most memorable moment was the performance I did when I was 13 years old. I performed Clara in The Nutcracker with Japanese Ballet Company (Asami Maki Ballet Company) and I enjoyed the role so much especially with the audience applauses that I decided to be a professional dancer then.

Ma Ni: I don’t have a specific memory but my favourite part is the process of learning a new ballet, to the hours of rehearsing and finally performing it. There is always something new to learn in each new work because of the different styles and movement qualities required for different ballets. The whole journey is a process to improve every movement and to discover emotions that are best suited for each of these ballets. The best part for me is the performance where I am able to put together everything that I have learnt and achieved during rehearsals as a final product for the audience to enjoy. I really enjoy this entire process.

What is your favourite ballet? Is this also your favourite ballet to perform?

Mai Suzuki: I have a lot of favourite ballets. For example A Million Kisses to My Skin by David Dawson, In the middle by William Forsythe, a number of George Balanchine’s pieces, other neoclassical pieces and big classical ballets. Amongst those which I had performed before, it will be “Rubies” and “Serenade” by George Balanchine. I performed these during this year’s Ballet Under the Stars at Fort Canning. It was a great experience and I would love to perform it again.

Ma Ni: My favourite ballet is Rubies by George Balanchine. This is also my favourite ballet to perform.

Who is your favourite dancer?

Mai Suzuki: There are a lot of dancers whom I favour. But if I were to choose amongst the list whom I have worked with, it will be Ayako Ono, Yui Yonezawa, and Miwa Motojima, who are principal dancers at National Ballet of Japan (NBJ), as well as Chihiro Uchida, Singapore Dance Theatre’s (SDT) principal dancer. They are very different in terms of styles but I love and sees them all as an inspiration.

Ma Ni: One of my favourite dancers is Tan Yuan Yuan, She is a principal dancer with the San Francisco Ballet.